Custom action figures by Stolf

Custom, re-painted and re-purposed action figures by Stolf including Fallout-Man, Mick-He-Mouse, Kung Fury, The Toxic Avenger, Solid Snake G.I. Joe, Transformers and He-Man. Some of these customs are for sale, you can contact Stolf and see more of his work via customstolf on Instagram.

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Custom action figures by Stolf - Fallout He-Man
Custom action figures by Stolf - Fallout He-Man
Custom action figures by Stolf - Bamse BebopBamse Bebop based on a design by Grim Nyberg
Custom action figures by Stolf - The Toxic Avenger
Custom action figures by Stolf - Mick-He-Mouse
Custom action figures by Stolf - Solid Snake G.I. Joe
Custom action figures by Stolf - Transformers Hot Rod
Custom action figures by Stolf - The Real Ghostbusters Janine's Genie
Custom action figures by Stolf - Skeletor
Custom action figures by Stolf - Merman
Custom action figures by Stolf - Teela
Custom action figures by Stolf - King Randor
Custom action figures by Stolf - Hordak
Custom action figures by Stolf - Kung Fury

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Robots by Eric Joyner

Pop culture collides in artist Eric Joyner’s paintings of robots, space rockets and monsters. Autobots battle Deceptacons in a grand arena, Robby the Robot plays the blues, Godzilla takes on King Kong and robots play, fight and contemplate life.

The Final Blow by Eric Joyner
Universe Car by Eric Joyner

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3 Robots by Eric Joyner
The Collator by Eric Joyner

“I was born in San Mateo, a suburb of San Francisco. My childhood was fairly uneventful, doing the usual things most kids did, reading comics (mostly Mad, Creepy, Eerie and newspaper comic strips), playing sports, and going to school, as well as drawing and painting.”

Just Another Day In LA by Eric Joyner

“In 2000, after years of painting other people’s pictures, I made the decision to only paint things that I liked. Four series of paintings of different subjects were started; they were: San Francisco urbanscapes, paintings of old newspaper cartoons characters, Mexican masks, and last but not least, Japanese tin (toy) robots.”

Sunken Treasure by Eric Joyner
Looking For Trouble by Eric Joyner

“Armed with a small collection of tin robots and spaceships I began painting them in earnest. In attempt to bring them to life without loosing their charm, I showed them where they belonged: outer space. By 2002 the paintings were looking good, but they still needed something to play off of… perhaps a nemesis.”

Fall Outing by Eric Joyner
Blues Machine by Eric Joyner

“After a month or so of searching for a ‘nemesis’ I had an epiphany while watching the movie ‘Pleasantville.’ In one of the scenes, Jeff Daniels paints a still life of…donuts. With thoughts of Wayne Thiebaud’s pastries always close at hand, it wasn’t difficult to see the battle scene of robots retreating from 300-foot tall donuts when I went to bed that night. The rest, as they say, is history.”

Too Many Choices II by Eric Joyner
Melee by Eric Joyner

Steampunk Transformers by Brian Kesinger

Dapper Gentlebots from the mind of Brian Kesinger including Locomutus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron and Soundwave. For those that enjoy tea and crumpets with their giant sentient robots.

“Transmographiers…more than meets the monocle.”

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Steampunk Transformers Megatron by Brian Kesinger
Steampunk Transformers Soundwave by Brian Kesinger
Steampunk Transformers Bumblebee by Brian Kesinger
Steampunk Transformers Optimus Prime by Brian Kesinger

The amazing artwork of Kai-Xiang Xhong

Kai-Xiang Xhong, also known as 鍾凱翔 makes beautiful and imaginative things from usually disposable materials such as card, drinking straws and fruit. His constructs come in all shapes and sizes and cover diverse subjects including movies, TV, animals, dinosaurs and pop culture. I’ve picked out a few pieces, from his huge body of work, that call out to my inner geek.

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Cardboard Optimus Prime by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Cardboard Optimus Prime by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

You can find more by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong via his Facebook page and YouTube.

Card Optimus Prime by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Card Optimus Prime by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

Card Optimus Prime by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

Cardboard Iron-Man by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Cardboard Iron-Man by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Cardboard Godzilla by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Cardboard Godzilla by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Drinking straws Alien by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Drinking straws Alien by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

Drinking straws Alien by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang XhongBanana Alien by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

Rubber Tubing Jack Skellington by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Rubber Tubing Jack Skellington by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Beetle specimens Mazinkaiser by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Beetle specimens Mazinkaiser by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks

Have you ever woken up and wished there was a giant Autobot statue in the corner of your bedroom? Perhaps you’ve always been after an Alien Queen light for your bathroom or a Predator for the lounge. You might want to impress the neighbours with a freaking huge Incredible Hulk statue on the front lawn. Well guess what? You’re in luck! Kreatworks, based in Bangkok, produce individual art pieces built from scrap metal auto & machine parts and recycled materials then coat them in a rust resistant lacquer.

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Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - AlienDieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Alien

Every statue, table, light or sculpture is unique as they use whatever materials are available at the time. They have clearly done their fanboy (or girl) homework and produce close, but no cigar, versions of Alien, Predator, Transformers, Superheroes and more original creations like Dragons, Pirates and Skeletal Warriors. Those big statues must weigh in at a hefty shipping cost but if you want something this amazing it’s not going to come cheap. Prepare to be amazed………..

Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - PredatorDieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Predator

Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Alien QueenDieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Alien Table

Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Transformers Optimus PrimeDieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Transformers Optimus Prime

Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Transformers BumblebeeDieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Transformers Bumblebee

Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Transformers MegatronDieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Transformers Megatro

Dieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Incredible HulkDieselpunk recycled metal statues by Kreatworks - Incredible Hulk

Astronaut Dinosaur – Paintings by Scott Listfield

Scott Listfield is known for his paintings featuring a lone exploratory astronaut lost in a landscape cluttered with pop culture icons, corporate logos, and tongue-in-cheek science fiction references.

“I paint astronauts and, sometimes, dinosaurs”

Scott Listfield - Parking Ticket
Scott Listfield – Parking Ticket

“Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968, well before I was born, so I have no first hand knowledge of how it was received. I don’t know if people really believed we’d be living in space in 2001, if we’d have robot butlers and flying cars, geodesic lunar homes, and genetically reconstituted dinosaurs helping or eating us. But from Lost in Space to the Jetsons to Jurassic Park, it seems that popular culture has fostered this space-age perception of the future.”

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Scott Listfield - Pepsi HAL
Scott Listfield – Pepsi HAL
Scott Listfield - Jurassic Parking
Scott Listfield – Jurassic Parking

“Generations raised on these TV shows, movies, comic books, and novels are now grown and living in a future filled with mini vans, Starbucks, iPads, and Hip Hop videos. In many ways, the year 2001 failed to live up to expectations. And yet the world today is peculiar in ways unimagined in 1957, when Sputnik was launched, or in 1968, when 2001 was released, or even in 1994, at the dawn of the internet. The present is in fact a very unusual place, and it’s strangest in the ubiquity of things we take for granted.

The astronaut in my paintings is simply here to explore the present.”

Scott Listfield - Simian Survival
Scott Listfield – Simian Survival
Scott Listfield - Very Large Robot
Scott Listfield – Very Large Robot
Scott Listfield - Landscape
Scott Listfield – Landscape
Scott Listfield - Death to Humans
Scott Listfield – Death to Humans
Scott Listfield - Hollywood Prime
Scott Listfield – Hollywood Prime
Scott Listfield - Alien Crossing
Scott Listfield – Alien Crossing
Scott Listfield - Escape from NY
Scott Listfield – Escape from NY
Scott Listfield - Coke Droid
Scott Listfield – Coke Droid

Awesome Transformers Back to the Future DeLorean Cosplay

This St. Patrick’s day the people of Toronto got a special treat as part of the annual parade celebrations. Not only was there a parade of classic, and Back to the Future variant, DeLoreans there was also a rather amazing Transformers Back to the Future DeLorean cosplay complete with Flux Capacitor.

This epic cosplay was created, and worn, by Venessa Koch “The costume is the product of 8 months of work, $525 of materials, a lot of swearing, and I’m still not finished.” Scroll down for the epic transformation video.

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Transformers Back to the Future DeLorean Cosplay
Transformers Back to the Future DeLorean Cosplay by Venessa Koch, photo: BruceK

 

Parade of the DeLoreans by BruceK
Parade of the DeLoreans by BruceK

Best of all we have a video of the transformation taken by KittyPouncer.

You can find the full length version with lots of cute dogs and more here.

Money Art by Donovan Clark

Money Art is an art project that Donovan Clark has been working on since March 2012.

Donovan paints intricate imagery on one dollar bills, and uses them for tips when he gets a cup of coffee or breakfast. Donovan is interested in the concept of “free art” and how it relates to this project. Donovan alters the presidents portrait into a popular icon, or he paints a realist image on the bill such as ladybugs or cracks. I’d buy that for more than a dollar.

Marvel Superheroes.


The Muppet Show.


The Simpsons


Transformers Soundwave.


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Tom’s Vintage Toys

Tom’s Vintage Toys – 1127 Lincolnway E, Mishawaka, Indiana is an independent toy store and treasure trove of all things collectable.

The stock is like a flashback in time with more cool retro boxed items than I have seen outside of a museum or dedicated collection. You can find Tom’s Vintage Toys on Facebook. No mail order so be prepared for a road trip (in a big van). Permission to drool, granted.

Tom's Vintage Toys
Tom's Vintage Toys
Tom's vintage Toys
Tom's Vintage Toys
Tom's Vintage Toys
Tom's Vintage Toys
Tom's Vintage Toys
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Chinese Mechanic Builds Scrap Metal Batmoblie

Li Weilei, a serious Batman fan and four of his friends spent two months and 70,000 yuan (US$11,207) creating the vehicle out of scrap metal. It might be a bit rough about the edges but certainly looks the part.

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Scrap Metal Batmobile

Li, who has worked as prop maker in movies and television, has been renting the replica Tumbler Batmobile to local businesses that use it to attract customers. Currently transported on the back of a truck as it has no engine or steering capability (no working missile launchers or harpoons either).

The talented men have already created dozens of other models up for rent, including a full-sized replica of an aircraft and huge life size Transformers.

Scrap Metal Batmobile

Listen to the reporter in this BBC clip mention Optimus Prime while showing an image of Megatron. Don’t send a ‘norm’ to do a geeks job!